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Do you really want to join me?

By Lillian  
Of coarse I do! ... The Lion Sleeps tonight, springs to mind

Had a rare opportunity to go inside where the lions sleep
at Knowlsey Safari Park, I was behind the bars.
but inside their sleeping quarters,...on a day that they were closed
you could smell the testosterone!!! Hmm.. stood well back!
then out into their walking pen with the keeper keeping an eye on us.
and managed some images, this being one of them... don't be fooled
by that come and stroke me look...

hope the mono appeals to you

thank you for the great comments and award on the Kingfisher
really appreciated


Tags: Mono Lion Black and white Captive animal Knowsley safari park



ddolfelin 11 103 3 Wales
21 Feb 2017 11:44AM
A spectacular mono.
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
21 Feb 2017 12:06PM
An excellent presentation, Lillian.
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
21 Feb 2017 12:14PM
Excellent Lillian, great detail,
21 Feb 2017 12:17PM
superb in mono Lillian job well done

PhilT2 Plus
13 614 35 England
21 Feb 2017 12:17PM
You are very brave Lillian...............good portrait and mono does suit it
Chinga Plus
12 116 3 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 12:22PM
Outstanding pose and capture Lillian!
Excellent capture, Isabel GrinGrinGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
15 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 12:56PM
Beautiful mono capture of a stunning Lion Lillian. One very powerful killing machine these
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 1:00PM
How brave are you Lillian?
Fabulous mono.
Kate Grin
SlowSong Plus
14 10.7k 30 England
21 Feb 2017 1:00PM
He's really chilled out. What a lovely chap. Smile
ali63 11 791 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 1:12PM
Superb image Lillian

Ali Grin
jocas 8 6 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 1:38PM
A stunning capture of this magnificent animal -he certainly looks relaxed Grin
It is perfect in mono Grin
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 2:16PM
Superb capture of this magnificent lion. Glad you got out in one piece. hate to have lunch on my own Lillian.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
21 Feb 2017 2:23PM
Excellent mono
21 Feb 2017 2:41PM
A stunning capture of this beautiful lion, Lillian.

SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 3:15PM
Yes please I'll join you for a cuddle. Beautiful mono.
21 Feb 2017 3:24PM
Lovely mono image, Dave
DeSilver Plus
15 14 12 England
21 Feb 2017 3:34PM

And what an experience it must have been.

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
21 Feb 2017 3:44PM
Unusual to see monos from you, Lillian, but excellently done in this cuddly looking lion! Smile
Trev Smile
prabhusinha 15 5 5 India
21 Feb 2017 3:51PM
A gentle Giant
Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
21 Feb 2017 4:03PM

Quote:An excellent presentation, Lillian.
I agree with Carol ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
Beautifully captured and processed Lillian, love the expression.
ade123 10 285 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 4:29PM
A brilliant image Lillian Love the mono processing
hasslebladuk 13 1 6 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 4:32PM
Excellent image in mono
21 Feb 2017 4:55PM
Lovely shot Lillian.Smile
21 Feb 2017 5:11PM
Sensational Lillian and a master stroke to go Mono with this one.

21 Feb 2017 5:21PM
Looks great in mono.. gives it great texture somehow.. superb
21 Feb 2017 5:24PM
I can only feel sorrow for this magnificent animal.

I could go on forever, but won't.

I wouldn't' want to be kept in a confined space, would you the viewer?

Niknut Plus
13 3.6k 82 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 5:52PM
GrinGrinGrinGrin !!.....lovely shot !!.
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
21 Feb 2017 6:10PM
A fine detailed portrait shot of this handsome big cat.
Interesting composition too with his head leaning against he trunk.
21 Feb 2017 6:22PM
Great shot, Lillian! You were not so far at 278mmSmile
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 6:59PM
A really handsome shot which works so well in b&w.
HSTONEY222 15 20 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2017 7:24PM
A great mono shot lion looks his was dreaming .

21 Feb 2017 8:15PM
Super shot Lillian. Cathy
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
21 Feb 2017 9:45PM
A portrait par excellence! The composition is outstanding
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
21 Feb 2017 9:54PM
Quite a shaggy haired beast Smile
21 Feb 2017 11:08PM
Great lion portrait, wonderful detail, superbly taken, Lillian.
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
22 Feb 2017 12:17AM
He's so handsome and the girls must love him. The poor fellow has to have a rest. A superb mono of him Lillian.
22 Feb 2017 11:35AM
Lovely photo - Great opportunity
cbrundage 9 4 United States
23 Feb 2017 2:29AM
Stunning photo, Lillian! He looks so sad.
23 Feb 2017 10:22PM
Beautiful Lillian..Lin

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